Monday, February 18, 2019

My Other Creations: Inky Antics' Roller Bird Stamp

"Things with wheels" is this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog theme.  I was excited to give this new Roller Bird stamp a try, which I designed for Inky Antics.



I love this Sizzix house die and started right in with Strathmore Mixed Media paper, some text stamping (from the Muse News stamp set) and some stenciling with Simon Says Stamps' Falling Snow stencil and white paint.  This is one of my favorite stencils for adding texture.

Next I used the Dina Wakley Spaced Dots stencil.  I colored some of the dots in with Derwent Inktense Colored Pencils, then expanded the color with water and a brush.  These colored pencils do amazing things with water!

Next I added some Tim Holtz Washi tape and did a bunch of coloring with Distress Crayons and acrylic paint in shades of teal, green, blue and yellow.  I also added a pop of pink with Daniel Smith's Opera Pink watercolor paint.  I covered the roof piece with Washi tape as well.

I glued my house pieces together and while that dried, I stamped and fussy-cut my roller skating bird.

Last but not least was assembly.  I used some 3D dots to attach the bird to my house to give him a bit of dimension.


Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I can't wait to see how you add wheels this week!  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!

Monday, February 11, 2019

My Other Creations: Dina Wakley 6x6 Journal Page using Inky Antics' Quirky Alphabet Stamps

Oh how I love letters!  That's why I was excited about this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme, which is Typography.  I decided to delve into my new Dina Wakley 6x6 white media journal and made this page:


The new Dina Wakley white media journal has pages that are THICK and gorgeously textured.  And I love the 6x6 size.  I started this off by heat-embossing the letters onto the right side of the page with white embossing powder.  I then stamped them in black on the left side of the page.  Because the pages are so textured, the heat-embossed letters didn't show up the greatest, but did provide a little bit of background design.

I love stamping with Oil Pastels, which is what I did next.  I took this fabulous stamp by Seth Apter, colored it with Prima Oil Pastels, then spritzed it with water.

Then I stamped it onto my page.  It gives the stamp a watercolor-type of look.

I added some Tim Holtz Washi tape to the background, then colored around the area with more Oil Pastels.  I blended the colors with a water brush and added some white paint to tone down the straight edges of the Washi tape.

All that was left was to add some colorful collaged paper scraps, some Tim Holtz paper dolls and the sentiment.  I outlined the page with a black Oil Pastel.

Page one done in this fun new journal!

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

How will you incorporate letters this week?  I can't wait to see your clever creations!  Upload your projects to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.